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Seeing the light…

Thanks for all the encouraging words yesterday about my race. Tonight I’ll be doing squares at the park again, and I’m looking foward to it.

Today’s gift is all about reflectiveness! Running in the winter, and anytime during the year can be a safety hazard! Being safe is key and that’s why I have found an abundance of reflective, blinking, fun things that you can attach to your clothes and make the statement of “Don’t run me over!”


We have lovely ankle bracelets, (which I’m sure could be fashionably worn on the wrist and around the neck) from REI for $4.00. They have a band that adjusts to fit with a Velcro brand closure. Oh and just to let you know, the brilliant yellow reflective banding is visible from up to 1,500 feet! Get yours HERE!


REI also comes up with this, and how funny it is! I would stick this on my butt or head or something. This reflective yield symbol is designed to help you be seen, feel safer and enjoy your chosen sporting activity in poor light. The international yield symbol is effective for day and night use, and can be used in all weather conditions. It attaches with a webbing belt with buckle for easy on and off and it’s reflective up to 1,200 feet in wet or dry conditions. A bargain at only $8.00, pick yours up HERE!


Dick’s Sporting Goods has this lovely little vest that would make you a visible creature in the night. The lightweight and highly breathable Asics Hi-Vis Reflective Vest features 360° retro-reflective trim to keep you visible in high-volume traffic areas. The hydrology mesh fabric provides UPF sun protection while wicking moisture from your skin, keeping you cool and comfortable. It’s $14.99 but only comes in the large and xl size. You can get it HERE!


Then Jog-a-lite has a ton of vest options, including the Active Lighting Vest that actually lights up. A child Vest that is easy to personalize, and would probably fit most women. A vest to fight breast Cancer, a fashion vest, and a stealth vest. See their vest options here. They also have a whole hoard of lights, blinking and attachable here. There stuff is inexpensive and seems to have gotten many great reviews online. Their homepage can be found here.

For more ideas of reflective gear check out:

Runner’s Gear

Walkers Warehouse


Revel Sports

So be safe, strap on your reflective gear (yield sign included) and make sure you are seen out while running at night.

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  • Reply Marcy

    I thought those super strobe lights were a pack of condoms when I first glanced LOL

    Thanks for the linky links chica! ;D

    December 9, 2008 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Marlene

    Those would be some fun condoms – woohoo! lol

    Great idea – I need to get some of these for myself, I think.

    December 9, 2008 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Janice

    I never run much in the dark but when I do, I use it all. Reflective everything and blinking lights and a head lamp and pepper spray…. that one is just to get the dogs and perverts that might be on the prowl.

    December 9, 2008 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Cindy

    someone needs to come up with an all-in-one reflective/pepper-spraying vest that also shoots a beam of light ahead of you so you can see who you are pepper spraying. i would totally buy it.

    December 9, 2008 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply rinus

    Nice weblog to see and you can run the marathon!!!.
    Groet Rinus.

    December 9, 2008 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply BeachRunner

    As always, tThanks again for the great tips. :)

    December 9, 2008 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Denise

    Although they aren’t very fashionable, we always were reflective vests when we run during the winter because it gets dark so early…and head lamps!

    December 9, 2008 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Allie

    Good Ideas. I am always getting yelled at that I shouldn’t run at night. Now I can have a way of staying safe!

    December 10, 2008 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    I love that vest! I imagine it as silently shouting out, “yield to me, bitch!”


    December 10, 2008 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Brown Eyed Girl

    Love these ideas! It gets dark so early now so these are perfect! Don’t want to get run over :)

    December 11, 2008 at 10:48 am
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